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ED Search at Bineesh Kodiyeri's Home in Kerala Concludes; Family Alleges Threat

File photo of Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of CPI(M)’s Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

File photo of Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of CPI(M)’s Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

Bineesh's wife alleged that ED officials threatened and forced her to sign certain documents in which they claimed to have recovered a credit card in the name of Mohammed Anoop, an accused in the drug case in Bengaluru.

Searches by ED at the residence of Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, here in connection with a money laundering case, concluded on Thursday as the family members staged dharna in protest against 'threat' from the agency. The raids at Bineesh's house and multiple locations in the city and various parts of Kerala began on Wednesday morning.

A team from the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights also visited the house this morning after a complaint was lodged with the police and the panel that Bineesh's wife, her mother and his child were illegally detained. Bineesh's wife alleged that ED officials threatened and forced her to sign certain documents in which they claimed to have recovered a credit card in the name of Mohammed Anoop, an accused in the drug case in Bengaluru.

"The search started in the morning and they went to our bedroom on the first floor. In the evening they came with some documents and asked me to sign it. In that they had mentioned that they recovered a credit card in the name of Mohammed Anoop. I refused to do so as there was no such card in our house.

They threatened us and said Bineesh will face the consequences," Bineesh's wife told the media. His wife claimed that the agency brought a credit card with them and asked her to sign the document saying it was seized from the house.

She also said the officials seized the mobile phone of her mother. "He (Bineesh) is not a don. He's the father of my children. We have given all the documents they sought.

They were in this house from yesterday morning and all they did was eat," she said. As the ED exited the house, police stopped them and sought an explanation based on the complaint of illegal detention of the family.


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